I see childbirth as a profound and potentially empowering experience in a woman’s life. I feel passionate about helping women to grow within themselves during pregnancy and to become relaxed and confident as women during childbirth and motherhood. I have spent most of my adult life helping women birth with dignity and respect and helping babies to be born gently into a loving and compassionate environment.

Although my special focus has been natural, undisturbed birth, I am well aware of the challenges facing parents-to-be in achieving such a birth within the (often fear-driven) medical-based hospital system. Because of my midwifery experience both in hospital and at home, I have many ‘tricks up my sleeve’ to share with expectant parents, wherever they choose to give birth.

When child-bearing couples become informed and confident, these empowered parents (by asserting their understanding and needs) can influence the practices and politics of birth in our society at large.

Lina Clerke

This has been my life’s work and passion.

Lina is based in England, in West Sussex. You can find out more about Lina and her work at wonderfulbirth.com.